A. Dan Rovig
2001 Inductee into American Mining Hall of Fame
Dan Rovig is a native of Montana and a graduate of the University of Montana. He earned a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering in 1961 and a M.Sc. in Mineral Dressing Engineering in 1965 from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in Butte, Montana. After graduation, he worked for W. R. Grace and Company in its vermiculite operations in Montana and the Kennecott Copper Corporation in its Western Mining Engineering and Nevada Mines Operations, as well as serving as Assistant Professor of Mineral Dressing Engineering at Montana Tech. In 1967, he moved to Tucson, Arizona, as a Senior Research Engineer in Anaconda’s Extractive Metallurgical Division. In 1969, he returned to Butte, where he occupied successive positions as a Metallurgical Engineer, Concentrator Superintendent, and General Superintendent of Mines at Anaconda’s Butte mining operations. In 1975, he was appointed General Manager, Butte Mining Operations, and in 1979, he moved to Denver as Senior Vice President, Minerals Operations, for the Anaconda Minerals Co.
He joined British Petroleum PLC in 1983 as Technical Director, BP Minerals International Ltd., in London, England. In 1985 he was appointed as President of Amselco Minerals Inc., BP’s exploration subsidiary in Denver, Colorado. As a result of the merger of Amselco and Kennecott in 1987, Rovig was named Vice President of the Gold Division, BP Minerals America, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1988, he became President of Glamis Gold Inc. in Sparks, Nevada, and President of the US operating subsidiaries of Glamis Gold Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. From 1989 to 1997, Rovig was President, CEO and Director, Glamis Gold Ltd., and President of all Glamis operating and exploration subsidiary companies. His tenure with Glamis has been distinguished by his success in positioning Glamis as a premier intermediate gold producer that maintained profitability and growth despite gold’s price downturn. Rovig retired from Glamis in 1997, but was invited to rejoin the Glamis Board of Directors in 1998 and was elected as Chairman of the Board. Rovig, a registered Professional Engineer, has authored several professional papers and is currently serving as Chairman of the Northern Nevada Section of the Society for Mining and Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). In addition, he is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Board of Directors for Apollo Gold, Inc., and several mineral trade associations.